It has been raining…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2012 by Hitty Jean

So, with a little help from Emma Bridgewater, I have brightened up my kitchen windowsill!

Good: Rain
Not so Good: Rain = Muddy/Dirty house
Super-Duper Amazingly Good: Peace and Quiet today

‘Til Next Time…


Before, During…and…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2012 by Hitty Jean

…during.  A work in progress:

Good: A swan’s nest on the way to school
Really Good: Cygnets!!

‘Til Next Time…

Matthew Rice + Emma Bridgewater = ♥

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2012 by Hitty Jean

‘Til Next Time…

This morning…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7, 2012 by Hitty Jean

…I am watching the turkeys out my window.  I spotted Tom way off in the neighbor’s field, and was able to zoom in on him:

Turkeys are so funny, aren’t they?  He was all puffed up and spinning about, showing off for his lady:

She’s much smaller, and  has come up to the edge of my garden (yes!  garden!!) but that’s as far as she has come.  I was hoping she might scratch up the dirt for me, add some fertilizer, you know…But Mister came and fetched her – she started to leave but has defiantly come back…maybe this time she’ll make it as far as my garden.

Which now has transformed from this:

Into this:

Now to research *Deer Resistant* plants…

Good: Dreaming about a flower garden
Not So Good: 9 year olds having trouble with friends
Super – Duper Good: Turkeys!!!
Even Better:  Looking forward to hugging that 9 year old when she gets home

‘Til Next Time…


Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2012 by Hitty Jean

…my baby is Nine.

Good: The day after her birthday = happy girl
Not So Good: 1 1/2 hour wait this morning for Passports
Super Extra Good: The cake is gone in less than 24 hours and it wasn’t me!!  (The girls loved it!)


‘Til Next Time…

Today is…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2012 by Hitty Jean

…May 4th!

♥Dassa turns Nine (9!) today.
♥I have been baking the requested Rainbow Cake all morning.
♥It is Gluten-Free.
♥I’m afraid no one will like it…except maybe Dan.
♥Having a nasty cold is not fun.
♥Especially on your baby’s 9th Birthday.
♥My Geraniums are blooming….

‘Til Next Time…

A Wild Place…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2012 by Hitty Jean

It has rained for the past two days…delightful!  Today is sunny and windy and cool…perfect weather for:

Crochet?  Well, maybe later…Today, I am keen to explore an abandoned garden out back.
Last Fall, Dan and I pulled up a few surly vines that had overgrown the place, and a few weeds here and there.  We could tell it had been a beautiful flower garden at one point, but with years of neglect, it had become nothing but an overgrown mess.  But during a downpour last Sunday, I was gazing out my kitchen window at this overgrown mess and I was sure I could see Lilacs.  Lilacs?!  There weren’t any Lilacs there last Spring, were there?  It was raining hard, so I grabbed the camera and zoomed in through the window:

Those sure do look like Lilacs!!!  Yippeeeeeeeee!!!  I just love Lilacs!
So today I am exploring…Here it is, the Wild Place:

A mess.  And last year, what with having just moved in and all, I really never had any time or energy to pay attention.  Sure, I knew it had been a garden at one time, but any of its potential had quickly disappeared once Spring was in full swing.  It was “The Weed Patch” and that was that.  But those Lilacs have spurred me on.  And what else have I discovered today?
Perhaps some Iris:

Peonies – three plants – and one has buds!!  Wonder what variety they are?!  I bet they haven’t bloomed in ages:

And of course I can’t forget to mention the Lilacs:

I am so excited about this – I can’t stop thinking about The Secret Garden.  This is just like it!  (Except for the *secret* part…but I’m not good with those, anyway…)
Today, I am pulling weeds from around the *good* plants.  This weekend, I’m hoping Dan and I can tackle the larger stuff – more surly vines – and get this garden back in bloom.  I am so excited to have flowers around me again!!

Good: Flowers!
Not So Good: Weeds!!
Super-Duper-Amazingly Good: Flowers!!!

‘Til Next Time…